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NEWS Feb 26, 2024 Power Bank Explodes on AirAsia Flight in Thailand, Causing Fear Among Passengers About 30 minutes after a Thai Air Asia flight from Bangkok-Don Mueang (DMK) took off, smoke emanated from row 15. It was soon discovered that this smoke was coming from a portable power bank that had suddenly ignited. The smoke caused the flight attendants to promptly grab one of the onboard fire extinguishers and put an end to the sudden fire. Read More →
NEWS Feb 26, 2024 Ryanair CEO Warns of 10% Increase in Flight Prices Amid Boeing Delivery Delays Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary warned that flight prices could increase by 10% this summer due to an aircraft shortage. Boeing's new aircraft deliveries have been delayed, leading to less passenger capacity amid high travel demand. Read More →
NEWS Feb 26, 2024 Unruly Passenger Restrained After Fighting With Crew on Emirates Flight to Islamabad On February 24, an unruly passenger forced the cabin crew to intervene because of his violent actions on an Emirates Boeing B777-300 ER. The crew restrained him using cable ties during Emirates flight EK 614 from Dubai (DXB) to Islamabad (ISB). Emirates also confirmed the event's occurrence in an official statement. Read More →
NEWS Feb 26, 2024 Passenger Receives CPR as Madrid-Bound Iberia Flight Diverts to Gran Canaria Iberia flight IB 6844 from Buenos Aires-Ezeiza (EZE) to Madrid (MAD) diverted to Gran Canaria (LPA) on February 23. An Airbus A350-900, with registration EC-NJM, operated IB 6844 that day. The aircraft was back on the ground nearly ten hours after departure due to a passenger's medical issue. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 FlyDubai's Record-Breaking Profit: Can It Compete With Major Airlines? FlyDubai, a prominent budget carrier headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, made headlines with its remarkable financial performance in 2023. The airline achieved record profits of $572 million, a substantial increase from the previous year's earnings of $327 million. Robust operational metrics, including significant growth in passenger numbers and revenue generation, fueled this surge in profitability. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Southwest Airlines Transfers Lone Star One Livery to Boeing 737-800 Southwest Airlines is keeping the "Lone Star One" representing its home state, Texas. The low-cost carrier has transferred its livery - the set of symbols, insignia colors, and identifiers that aircraft are painted or vinyl coated with - from older Boeing 737-700s to bigger and younger 737-800 aircraft. Southwest has transferred six liveries showcasing the state where it initiated its first flight in 1971. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways Planes Nearly Collide Over Somalia A mid-air collision was barely avoided over the skies of Somalia following a miscommunication from Air Traffic Control (ATC) on February 24. This incident involved a Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner and an Ethiopian Airlines Airbus A350-900. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Russia Loses Ninth Military Aircraft in One Week After Ukraine Shoots Down Russian Fighter Jet Ukraine shot down a second Russian Bariev A-50 military aircraft on February 23, according to Ukrainian Air Force sources. A video posted on the social media platform Telegram by Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk shows an explosion in the night sky. The explosion appears to be a Ukrainian missile striking the early warning and control aircraft over Russian territory between Rostov-on-Don and the Krasnodar region. The aircraft impacted the ground near the city of Yeysk. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Hawaiian Airlines Welcomes First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Fleet Hawaiian Airlines officially welcomed its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on February 23. With registration N781HA, the aircraft arrived at Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) from Charleston International Airport (CHS) in South Carolina on February 14. Boeing has a facility in North Charleston, South Carolina, that serves as the final assembly and delivery point for the 787 Dreamliner family. Read More →
NEWS Feb 25, 2024 Lufthansa and South African Airways Planes Nearly Collide at Johannesburg Airport A Lufthansa Boeing 747 almost collided with a South African Airways (SAA) Airbus A320 at Johannesburg O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) on February 23. The Lufthansa plane, flying under flight number LH 573 to Frankfurt, was starting to take off from runway 03L when SAA flight SA 422 crossed the runway. An investigation is currently underway to pinpoint the incident's root cause. Read More →